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Not a patch on the first book
on 7 November 2015
I loved the first book... It took a bit of getting used to what with this SciFi v. Fantasy mashup but what a story and what characters! Caine was an anti-hero the likes of which I've not read since being introduced to The Bloody Nine!
But the second book... Meh!
Too long and almost unnecessarily complicated. Don't get me wrong I appreciate a book with depth but it needs to hang together properly.
Everything I liked about the first book was missing and instead replaced with theological, metaphysical or psychological arguments and I'm not sure what they added.
Did it teach me more about Caine or any of the other characters? Not really, only because it introduced a concept and never really followed it through.
It was an epic book but I've lost interest now. A shame as the Caine character was phenomenal!